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A senior Senate Democrat on Tuesday took Hanford nuclear site contractors to task for their handling of recent whistleblower cases involving safety concerns.
Some prominent GOP lawmakers are urging reconsideration of a canceled Bush-era antimissile plan in response to Russia's recent incursion in Ukraine.
March 12, 2014 | MOX , Nuclear Materials Production, Consolidation, Elimination
South Carolina officials are mulling legal options to prevent any pause on a federal project to eliminate bomb-usable plutonium, the Associated Press reports.
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GOP senators are mulling calls to attach a controversial Iran-sanctions proposal to a Ukraine aid measure awaiting consideration, al-Monitor reports.
A U.S. nuclear-arms lab is seeking new potential destinations for its radioactive waste following a key storage site's closure, the Associated Press reports.
Some U.S. lawmakers are calling for funding the Navy's new fleet of ballistic-missile submarines outside its regular shipbuilding budget, Inside Defense reports.
March 12, 2014 | Nuclear Weapons Programs
An ex-U.S. military contractor will plead guilty to providing nuclear-arms secrets and other classified information to his Chinese girlfriend, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
March 11, 2014 | Rachel Oswald | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Chemical Nonproliferation and Disarmament , Chemical Weapons Destruction , Security of Chemicals
A senior U.N. disarmament official says Syria likely will meet a mid-April timeline for surrendering all its chemical arms, barring any surprises.
March 11, 2014 | Verification and Monitoring
A nuclear-blast sensor network will seek possible signs that a vanished Malaysia Airlines jet might have blown up mid-flight, the Associated Press reports.
Quote of the Day
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), arguing that the Senate should prioritize passing a foreign aid bill for Ukraine without tying it to penalties against Tehran's contested nuclear program.
If somebody has ... Iran sanctions or anything else as a higher priority, then they've got their priorities badly skewed.